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Departmental Correspondence

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Opposition Whip (Commons), Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of letters to his Department from hon. Members' parliamentary offices were answered within 30 days of the date of receipt in each quarter from January 2008 to March 2009.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

The Department aims to respond to queries from Members of Parliament and Peers within 20 working days. Performance is detailed in the Department's annual reports and is also reported to Parliament each year by written statement.

Information relating to performance within 30 days could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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